Archive for March, 2011

  • F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers - March 30th, 2011
  • Something I like to do once in a while is read a book that makes me laugh out loud to myself, leaving my fiancĂ© or anyone around me wondering what the heck I’m doing. :) I recently read Richard Benson’s F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers, and I got such a kick out of it. This book is filled with actual test question responses from students who couldn’t answer them correctly and decided to have some fun instead. Here are some of my favorites from the book!

  • Yellow, Copper, and Teal EOTD - March 28th, 2011
  • For this Eye of the Day, I kept the eye shadow colors on the lid warm (a matte yellow and a shimmery copper), and I used a cool color (teal) to add a subtle pop of color on the lower waterline. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, orange and blue are complementary colors — two colors directly opposite from each other on the color wheel. Since copper is a type of orange color, I intentionally used teal (a form of blue) to add complementary contrast to the look.

  • Fashion Friday: Episode 57 - March 25th, 2011
  • I love bows, so when I saw this bow-adorned How Sweet It Is Coat on I wanted it right away! Made by a British brand called Tofu, this navy blue coat has an off-white/ivory collar with bows on the front pockets as well as a bigger bow on the back. The bows on the front pockets are detachable (though I always keep mine attached). :)

  • Brown with Gold Glitter Look - March 23rd, 2011
  • I used Inglot eye shadows from the Freedom System neutral palette I put together when I visited Inglot’s London location back in November. I also used MAC “Reflects Antique Gold” glitter to add some sparkle to the look. I added the glitter after I finished applying all of my eye shadow — water-based mixing medium helps the glitter stay on the lid!

  • Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara - March 21st, 2011
  • The very last step of my makeup routine is applying mascara, so I tend to rush putting it on. However, if I go too fast over my bottom lashes, I usually have to go back and clean up mascara mess. The bigger the mascara wand, the easier it is to make mistakes when going over shorter eyelashes. Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara has a tiny wand that’s perfect for quick, mess-free application!